Family Fitness Day: Portrait Membership Program

Being active is important, even if it's just getting out there for a bike ride with the family. So teaming up with local fitness vendors for this month's membership event was such a great experience.

The event brought us to Fellows Road Park for Perinton Rec Center's: Walk, Bike, Play, Family Fitness Day event.

We played fun games that got us moving with Joe from Next Level Athletics. We also did yoga with Allison from Butterfly Kids Yoga (some of it in our own special toddler way) while Bach to Rock motivated us with their musical talents.

Doug from RVE was there to get our bikes ready for the summer, and they used the basketball courts to create the perfect track for our bikes and scooters to follow. Then we played on the playground to finish up the morning.

Our families just got to play and do a little yoga together, while we captured their time to give back to them in the form of memories. It was a great Saturday spent being active together.

If this wasn't your cup of tea, our next event is going to take us to the beach - so sign up and join the fun!

Enjoying Nature: Portrait Membership Event

It was the perfect night to play. Our membership events aren't complicated. Most of the time, they're short outings. They're designed to give you a break to spend time doing the things that actually matter. Whether on the weekend or a beautiful night at the playground.

Our group continues to grow, and not just in numbers.

We watched this week as our families and kids actually grew together through play. They raced each other, they climbed and they hunted for bugs. It was awesome.

We've also watched them grow physically, from babies to running, jumping little kids. Keeping up with them all has become an exciting challenge.

It was a simple trip to the playground, but it was the perfect day to capture the little moments of play that we want to cherish forever.

~ Erin

PS - if you want to be a part of it all, get in touch!

April Member Event: Pajama Dance Party

On any given night, it's possible you'll find me in my pajama pants by 7:00 pm. I like to be comfortable - as most parents of kids with early bedtimes do. But on sooooo many occasions, between 5 and 7 pm is when three year old is at his CRAZIEST. So to give his energy an outlet, we turn on the radio and dance.

When we planned last weekend's membership event, it had my name ALL over it. Working together with Spotlight Theatre Arts, in Fairport NY, we created an event for our members that allowed us to both wear our PJ's and play.

And it was so much fun! We played games, we danced and we did it all with our family.

We create these events for you to get involved with your children. We hope you will allow yourself to be silly, and let us capture it for you. If you're interested in learning more about our membership - join us at our next event on May 16th at Abraham Lincoln Park, or get in touch!

~ Erin

PS - Give a BIG thank you to John and Spotlight Theatre Arts when you see them next!!

Family Portrait Membership Goes Egg Hunting

Three minutes of egg searching craziness. That's how long an egg hunt takes a child.

It takes at least two of those minutes to find and set your phone, then another minute to catch up to your child and attempt to snap a photo of them trying to carry eight eggs in two hands. By that time, you might have missed the moment.

Being present is something we all struggle with, right? You want to enjoy, but you also don't want to forget their smiling faces in this moment. I am that mom, every day.

This is the reason we created this membership. So you can be there, enjoying "right now." Because we're taking care of the rest.

Catch up with us and the fun of the egg hunt event below! Then join us on April 6th to find out how you can start enjoying "right now" with us.

~ Erin

Celebrating 5 Years: Radio Social Anniversary Party

Oh my goodness, I think we're still processing it all.

It was almost like a wedding and a reunion mixed together. Lori and I couldn't stop smiling as we talked to everyone that joined us for our big five year anniversary bash at Radio Social.

We bowled, we played, we ate great food and amazing cake. Stepping back and taking it all in, we really have so much to be grateful for when it comes to this two person operation we've got going on.

After reflecting on the party, I realized something pretty big. This is wayyyy more than a two person operation.

It's taken a village, our tribe of amazing people who have supported us every step of the way. From clients and other photographer friends, to family members, amazing friends and our ultra patient spouses – we're never without someone to push us further, or pick us up when we need it most.

Thank you to those who came to celebrate with us. We have to especially thank Heather McKay of McKay's Photography (her's are the rounded corner photos below) for photographing the event for us, and Michelle Crawford of Shell's Sweets for the delicious cake!

And thank you to all those who have supported us - whether from close to home or afar. It's your referrals and your kind words that have allowed us to do what we love for five wonderful years.

Here's to the next chapter!

~ Erin (and Lori)

Sledding With Friends: Portrait Membership Event

It can be hard to plan a sledding event in advance. Will there be snow? Will it be cold enough, but not too cold? The weather caused us to skip the wind chill of -3 day. Then we lucked out with 40 degrees and sunny the next week. That weather was perfect for optimal sledding conditions!

We had a great turnout at Ellison Park to enjoy it! The sledding hill is a great hill for all levels, and it was a pleasure to be out enjoying winter with everyone. In addition to sledding, our talented members made a snow man and snow elephant! 

This was the perfect opportunity to spend time with your kids and let us capture it. Friends, we do this every month! Give us the chance to capture the photos while you play! Enjoy the photos, and join us next month!

-Lori

2017 Portrait Membership Year in Review: Rochester NY

January is the month of planning. But while we are busy figuring out this year's membership events, we also like to take a minute to look back. Look back on all the moments we experienced together, all the memories we made, and all the smiles we've captured for eternity. 

So much happens in 365 days. Physical and emotional growth is fun to witness, and you can see it on some of the faces here. Life is messy and chaotic, but that doesn't mean it's not worth remembering.

There is such innocence in a child playing in a puddle, or dirt, or the pool. Our membership program allows us to capture these "outside the studio box" experiences. Check out some of the awesome family moments we caught this year!

We got dirty

We played in the cold and wet, willingly!

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We made music and crafts

We played, and played, and played.

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We got really into some books

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We found fairies, apples and pumpkins and made new friends along the way

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We wore costumes, smiles and laughs

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To all our members: Thank you for doing your thing, and letting us preserve these simple, but beautiful childhood memories for you. 

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If you aren't a member... what the heck are you waiting for? There is no time to waste, jump in and join the fun. You won't regret joining, you'll only be sad you didn't join sooner!

See you soon,
Lori and Erin

Halloween Member Event at Wickham Farm

When we saw the forecast for the day, we definitely cringed a little bit. For our second year in a row now, we've had some soggy weather for our Halloween event at Wickham Farms in Penfield.

But the thing we've learned, is that a little rain won't slow down our awesome members. Especially when they have some pretty amazing Halloween costumes to show off.

Check out the little Frodo. Or the cutest lion or cat in town. We even had an appearance from Spider-Man and some Hogwarts students.

We essentially had the place to ourselves. So we made the best of the day and played in the rain! We're so grateful for all of our members. Memories were not only made, but also captured for them to hold onto years from now. It is such a treat (no tricks, sorry) for us to be the ones to capture it for them.

~ Erin

Erie Canal Family Portraits: Pittsford, NY

After three years photographing this little lady, (another one of our awesome portrait members) it's possible she's finally warming up to the idea of me being around with my camera. Or maybe it was the ducks on the canal. Ok fine, it was probably the ducks.

Whatever the reason, I had a fun evening with her, and her mom and dad, on the Erie Canal. They fed the ducks and the pigeons, played hide and seek and ran around barefoot (my kind of girl).

Laid back and relaxed, it's always better to let the three year old be a three year old at a portrait session, isn't it? 

What's better than watching your daughter's face light up as she feeds the ducks? Or running around minus her shoes? What more can you do but enjoy it? Because this is who she is, and I love it.

~ Erin

Apples, Family and Pictures: Portrait Membership Fairport NY

I've been writing these event posts all year with my goal being to show you how much fun and how worthwhile our membership program is.

The events we plan are typically not over the top. They're things your family might do whether or not our cameras were there. For example, going apple picking. It's a fun fall activity, which you might do all on your own time together as a family.

I love seeing the little things at these events, like a child instinctually grab grandma or grandpa's hand as they walk through the orchard. I love watching our families grow together and seeing the kids interact with each other along the way.

And at the end of the day, we have the privilege of giving you back those moments in the photographs we take. 

We have one more awesome event planned in October and really hope that you'll all join us. If you're interested in coming, we'll be at Wickham Farms on October 29th from 12-2pm. Whether your a member or not, we want to enjoy these moments with you!

~ Erin

First Year Albums: Family Portraits in Webster

Looking back at my own little guy's first year, it's hard for me to recall a lot of the little details. I don't remember what his favorite foods were, or exactly when he started crawling.

Which is exactly why this album is an amazing keepsake. We recently designed this particular album for one of the cutest kids in our membership program. 

From candids at our events to milestone portrait sessions, we documented this family as they grew together throughout the year. We also filled it with all of the little details her parents wanted to remember about Alaina's first year. 

If you're on the fence about creating heirlooms for your children as they grow, you should really come check these out.

~ Erin

Chloe: First Birthday Party, Fairport NY

Chloe wasn't sure about her first bites of birthday cake, but she sure loved the toys at her 1st birthday party! Mom and Dad planned her an awesome "Under the Sea" themed party which lots of family and friends came out to enjoy. Chloe flashed her smile all day long and enjoyed opening her gifts. Can you believe her mom made that cake? How cute! 

It has been my pleasure watching this little family grow, and I felt like part of the family while photographing this milestone for them. Looking forward to the next one, she'll be walking in no time!

xoxo,
Lori

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